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Montaigne in his Apology for Raymond Sebond begins his exploration into the human capacity for knowledge with this belief that only though God can one achieve true knowledge God is the only infinite all seeing being with divine wisdom He is not subject to the laws and rules of the human domain and he exists in a realm outside of human comprehension God is an unchanging permanent being and only from this state can the concept of truth propagateMontaigne believes that the one tie that binds all truth is this idea of permanence Montaigne even states Truth must be the same everywhere xxvi He insists that the only product of humanity that has withstood the test of time and has not changed since its inception was the Catholic Church The dogma of the Catholic is categorized as What has been held always everywhere by all The strength in the Catholic faith comes from its static nature which provides a source of truth for humanity Catholic truth is in strict conformity with the existence of God and knowledge can only come from an almighty sourceMontaigne goes on to say that No creature ever is a creature is always shifting changing becoming Man embodies the idea of impermanence He is fragmented does not have divine reasoning abilities and has a finite amount of time allotted to him Human reasoning which creates the concept of knowledge is in direct confrontation with the qualities of truth Plato Aristotle and Sexius Empiricus all conceded the fact that when it comes to the human being there is no exact standard of truth All humans view the concept of truth differently and thus it can only be associated to an opinion Like wise a mortal man cannot know everything there is to know about a certain being or structure or thing He cannot possibly know the inner workings of such thing only through the use of his senses he can only for
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